Yates Law Firm, LLC.
1667 Cole Boulevard
Lakewood , CO 80401
Russell Yates Personal Injury Lawyer
Yates Law Firm, LLC.
Mr. Yates’ national litigation practice has established him as one of the top trial lawyers in Denver today. During his 50 years of law practice, Mr. Yates has tried in excess of 85 civil cases in a broad spectrum of disputes involving toxic torts, environmental litigation including electromagnetic field defense, insurance coverage disputes, construction claims, design/build contract disputes, and a wide variety of complex commercial disputes in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Yates has extensive experience in insurance coverage and bad faith insurance litigation, trying cases throughout the western United States. He has handled matters in insurance coverage and bad faith insurance law in Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, California, New Mexico, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona and Washington State. In 1997, he first-chaired a successful trial defense of a $9 million coverage and bad faith claim against a Lloyd’s of London syndicate. In January 2000, Mr. Yates successfully defended Protection Mutual Insurance Company in Illinois state court in a $5,000,000 insurance bad faith case brought by a large metal manufacturer. The bad faith claim was dismissed on the eve of trial and, following a two-week trial, the jury found in favor of Protection Mutual on Plaintiff’s claim for additional business interruption losses.
Mr. Yates leads the firm’s representation of Factory Mutual Insurance Company and FM Affiliated Insurance Company in the first-party property area, handling subrogation claims, coverage defense, and bad faith defense. He has also represented insurance companies in E&O claims as well as MAI appraisals. In the first-party property area, Mr. Yates has handled significant matters concerning business interruption calculations, as well as business valuations. He has also participated in appraisals where business valuation and losses were in dispute.